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Franklyn D. Anderson

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ANDERSON, Franklyn D. Franklyn D. Anderson, 81, of Glastonbury, husband of the late Ann Elizabeth (Cederroth), passed away at home surrounded at his bedside by his loved ones, Saturday, (October 28, 2006). Born in Brooklyn, NY, October 4, 1925, son of the late Franklyn T. and Bertha (Steffans) Anderson, he resided in Glastonbury for 40 years. Frank was the founder of the F. D. Anderson Insurance Agency, begun after a 37 year long career with The Travelers Insurance Company in New York City and Hartford, serving first as the New York City Underwriting Manager and retiring as an Associate Director of that Company in 1983. Frank served in the US Army Air Corps as a flight Officer Bombardier during World War II and was recalled to service during the Korean Conflict in the US Air Force. He completed his BS Degree in Business Administration at NYU, after the Korean Conflict. Frank actively contributed to the Glastonbury business and cultural community, serving on various insurance industry wide boards and bureaus, including the Insurance Information Institute, Insurance Services Office, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, and the American Insurance Association. He was a past President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Marketing Association, a Past President and Lt Governor of the NE District of the Kiwanis Club, past President of the Glastonbury Kiwanis Club, past President of the Glastonbury Roaring Brook Park Association of the Glastonbury Elks Club, and past President of the East Glastonbury Public Library Association. He was an active member of the Glastonbury Republican Town Committee, was a Town Council appointee to the Glastonbury Insurance Advisory Committee, and a member of the Hartford Hospital Advisory Committee for Pediatric Trauma and the Prevention of Injury to Children. He authored numerous articles on general insurance and risk management topics. Frank is survived by his four sons, Gregory Clark of Ventura, California, Douglas Donald of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Stephen Blane of Glastonbury, and Richard Erick of Glastonbury, their respective wives, Ruth, Jane, Gretchen and Virginia, and his grandchildren and their wives, Bryan and Olga (Hawaii), Erik (Oregon), Ian and Melissa (Arizona), Christopher, Kayli, Jennifer, and Allison, all of Glastonbury, as well as great-grandchildren, Cierra, Madison, Kameron, Tyler and Max. Frank was married to the love of his life, Ann Elizabeth of Brooklyn, New York in 1947. Frank and Ann raised their family on Long Island, New York until 1965, before moving to Glastonbury. Ann and Frank's brothers and sisters and extended family reside largely in New York and New England. Throughout the last years of her life, Frank cared for Ann during her extended illness and her passing and burial at the Glastonbury Green Cemetery in 1998, after their 51-year marriage. The last few years of Frank's journey through life were spent working with his son, Stephen, in the family business, and traveling the world with a special friend, Nancy Porter of Westport, Connecticut. Frank was most fortunate to have found and had the companionship of Nancy and her family in the last years of his life. Frank and his family can be visited at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, Connecticut on Wednesday, November 1, from 2-4 and, again, from 6-8 p.m., including a service from 7:30-8 p.m.; telephone 860-633-3539. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 538 Preston Avenue, P. O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004. Alternatively, donations may be made to the Glastonbury Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 453, Glastonbury, CT 06033 USA. Burial services will be private.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 31, 2006
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